Jakarta, – Java 1 Gas and Steam Power Plant (PLTGU) development project located in Cilamaya Village, Karawang Regency, West Java Province officially began. The construction of the IDR 26 trillion investment project was officially opened by Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution.
Darmin explained that the project would be one of the important power plants that underpin the reliability of the Java-Bali electricity system. Electricity produced by the Java 1 PLTGU will later have a capacity of 1,760 megawatts.
Darmin said PLTGU-1 will be the first integrated power plant in Asia and the largest in Southeast Asia, which combines the LNG business and independent power producer business (IPP).
“We should be grateful for this important and proud project. This project is the first integrated power plant in Asia and the largest in Southeast Asia,” said Coordinating Minister Darmin in a statement issued in Jakarta.
PT Pertamina (Persero) President Director Nicke Widyawati said that Java 1 PLTGU is one of the project steps designed to increase the composition of clean energy until 2025.
“The construction of this project is a strategic step that will in the future carry out the government’s commitment to support new and renewable energy,” Nicke said.
The Java 1 PLTGU was built by involving more than 20 companies both domestically and internationally. The investment value is estimated at US $ 1.8 billion or around Rp.26 trillion.
Darmin hopes that this project will create a very wide multiplier effect for the economy of the Karawang region, Bekasi, and its surroundings. One effect is expected to be created in job creation.
The project is expected to be able to recruit up to 5,000 people during the construction period and 200 people during the operation period.